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Vijay Mallya Has No Intention Of Returning To India, Says Delhi Court

The court has issued a non-bailable warrant against Mallya.

04/11/2016 1:43 PM IST | Updated 04/11/2016 1:51 PM IST
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NEW DELHI -- The Patiala House Court on Friday issued a non-bailable warrant against liquor baron Vijay Mallya for evading summons in connection with a FERA violation matter.

According to the court, Mallya has shown scant regard for the law of the land and has no intention of returning to India.

In August, the court asked Mallya to be present in the court on 4 November. It also asked the Ministry of External Affairs to send a non-bailable warrant to Mallya in London where he is currently staying.

GMR-led Delhi International Airport (DIAL), which operates the capital's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), had moved the Patiala House Court after three cheques, each for ₹7.5 crore, issued by Mallya's Kingfisher Airlines were not honoured.

The grounded airline had issued the cheques towards payment for services availed by them at the IGIA in New Delhi.

The Delhi High Court had also refused to quash summons issued by a trial court against Mallya.

In the High Court, Mallya's counsel had argued he was not involved in day-to-day affairs of Kingfisher Airlines, and could not be held liable in cases filed related to that company. But the court refused to quash the summons.

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